Wall Flower

Somewhat suddenly, a vision is starting to appear.  A plan.  Just for the backgrounds, really, though it has my blood jumping a little.

I have called to see about the weird spot on the ceiling and discovered Folly Green is great for the dining room, and aptly named as well, I fear.  An omen for the stenciling perhaps.

The strie glaze that I thought would be a piece of cake has turned into a piece of, well, unpleasantness and I am now experimenting with glazes and brushes which was not part of the plan.

I looked for wallpaper yesterday for the first time in years.  It came back quickly, the fast flip to see if anything would catch my eye.  I rediscovered a few friends and we reminisced over rooms they have adorned.

I know some people say "Rugs first!" but my visions tend to come fully formed and it is the paint that I can usually afford fastest, so my houses start with walls.  Today I will be out hunting and gathering information to help with the living room wall project; I am so anxious to begin.

All the images today are from Walls, the Best of Decorative Treatments by Florence de Dampierre, Rizzoli International.  The cover may lead you to believe this is purely a traditional tome, but there is inspiration for every taste.  Murals, panels, paper and paint, there are fine examples of them all.  Photography, Pieter Estersohn.

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